Went for a ride today to meet up with a bloke and get a cast resin Tiki. Got to have a good chat about casting and that I want to make some cast tail light lenses at some stage.
On the way back I had to switch to reserve. Would you believe it there were no petrol stations for ages and the one I did pass was on the opposite side and no place I could cross over. I knew there was one not too much further on the main road. The bike started running rough and then it stalled at the lights. Two more sets of light till I get to the servo. Though if I can get a green on the next one I might make it..Nope no F-N luck she gasps her last breath & dies. Now just to paint the picture here I'm in my motorcycle boots (made for riding not walking), black kelvar jeans, and leather jacket…….It is also 38Deg (Celsius) today!
So I had to walk about 1km to the servo and I am dying in the heat dripping sweat and cursing my luck and the F-N last red light.
So I bought 5lites of fuel & the jerry can I put it in……$7 fuel +$20 jerry can.
Well to top it off the Asian Man behind the counter says to me in broken english" Why you not put petrol before you bike stop??"………….I dunno cos I like torturing myself in this heat?? Test my endurance?
When you think the world is shit and full of assholes, someone surprises you.
A bloke who had just walked out of the shop walks back in and asks me if I need a lift. Didn't hesitate before answering that be awesome!
A big Thanks goes out to Dave from Vicroads Surface testing in Burwood! Saw a stranger buying a Jerry Can & Gas in my leathers and dripping in sweat, asked if he needed a lift, even though he was going in the opposite direction.
To Dave I say Cheers mate in this heat your a lifesaver. Not too many people would have stepped up for a stranger like that.
Dave your a top bloke and thank you!!!
If anyone happens to know Dave can you buy him a cold beer for me cos I didn't get a chance!
Monday, 26 November 2012
Was pretty disappointed in the Bendigo Swap. Largely seemed like brick-a-brack and junk. Very little in anything useable or worthwhile. Although I went with a wad of cash and a big list, I came home with little swag and most of my cash.
I did pick up a parting tool holder, a length of aluminium round stock, a few misc petrol caps, a late model 9/16 bore HD M/C, a bandsaw, and a linisher. How ever being Australia's biggest swap meet I was counting on coming home with most of the parts to finish my build off and more. I think the Ballart Swap is better and often some of the smaller swamps offer better deals, in less time.
|Saw a lot of these about but this was by far the best. Forget running the little sucker it just make an awesome shelf warmer. Work of Art.|
|Before heading home from Bendigo we stopped past my mate Kev's folks place to check out his vintage car restos.|